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Honda CBR 600 F1

Postby ChrisG89 » Fri May 04, 2012 2:06 pm

Good afternoon all,
I am new to this forum as I have only just started riding, I purchased a 2001 Honda CBR 600 F1. I do travel to work on it and I am wondering if there is any regular maintenance and checks I should be doing. Any help would be greatly appreciated. Thank you
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Re: Honda CBR 600 F1

Postby Horny Devil » Fri May 04, 2012 11:17 pm

Hi Chris, hello and a HUGE [smilie=welcome.gif] from Nottingham x
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Re: Honda CBR 600 F1

Postby ChrisG89 » Sat May 05, 2012 1:39 pm

Hi Horney Devil,
Thank you for the welcome. I actually got my bike from your neck of the woods :D
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Re: Honda CBR 600 F1

Postby HmmInteresting » Tue May 08, 2012 10:49 pm

Welcome along Chris. You should have been told the daily checks on your test training but none the less always check tyres are black and round preferably full of air at the correct pressure. There should be oil in the gearbox which should either have viewing window or dipstick. Chain tension needs to be good not slack and not too tight. Brakes all need to be working. Check lights , horn and indicators.

Best advice then is to get Haynes or Clymer manual which give details of further daily, weekly and long term minor service items.
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Re: Honda CBR 600 F1

Postby ChrisG89 » Tue May 08, 2012 11:20 pm

Yeh i do do all the basic checks but just want to go abit deeper into it. I was thinking about purchaing a Haynes manual i will look into them thank you
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Re: Honda CBR 600 F1

Postby Horny Devil » Wed May 09, 2012 9:27 am

Hi again, where abouts did you get the bike from then? was it a private purchase or did you go to a dealer?
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Re: Honda CBR 600 F1

Postby ChrisG89 » Wed May 09, 2012 7:08 pm

It was from the two wheel centre in Mansfield. My other halfs family are from Worksop so we went up for the weekend. Luckily the weather held out :D
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Re: Honda CBR 600 F1

Postby Horny Devil » Wed May 09, 2012 8:57 pm

argh ok cool, ive never been there myself, but i may go see them at some point.
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Re: Honda CBR 600 F1

Postby NickH » Wed May 09, 2012 10:10 pm

A manual is a good start but be careful. My first bike was a 600cc Dominator (the proper one not a Honda) I had it in readiness for my 16th Birthday.

Someone listening to it running commented that the tappets needed doing.

I had purchased a Pitman Motorcycle Book and looked up tappets. To my horror it said that if the tappets were worn and becoming noisy they should be replace with the camshaft.

This £40 bargain was going to be costing me a mint and I hadn't even got it taxed and insured yet. I was seriously worried. I said to my dad that it looked like we would be taking it to bits and spending a lot of money and he said that noisy tappets simply meant the valve clearances needed to be sorted out. The cam followers or tappets were not the problem.

So get the manual and someone who knows how to translate Mechenglish into English
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Re: Honda CBR 600 F1

Postby alansh » Sun May 13, 2012 6:05 pm

Basic stuff:

Every week:

Check the chain and oil it. Check the tyre pressures (36 front, 42 rear). Check the tyres for nails and correct depth. Check the lights are all working. Check oil level. Check brake and clutch fluid level (if it never changes, do it less often).

Every 4,000 miles:

Change the oil and oil filter. Check the brake pads for wear.

Every 12,000 miles:
Change the air filter. Change the brake and clutch fluid (actually, do this every 3 years, but I am assuming the average of 4,000 miles/year). Take calipers apart and clean them up.


Every 16,000 miles (or longer if you feel lucky)
Check and adjust the tappet clearance. Check rear suspension mount points. Check head bearings.

That should keep your bike in good working order. Clean it and add goodies whenever you feel like it.

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Re: Honda CBR 600 F1

Postby ChrisG89 » Wed May 16, 2012 5:08 am

Thats superb Alan. Thank you very much :)
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